Ravelry is an amazing online tool for knitters and crocheters. You can keep your stash and patterns organized, find inspiration, meet other knitters and so much more, all in one place.
This blog post is going to focus on how to use the stash feature on Ravelry to organize and keep track of your yarn.
I think it’s one the best features of Ravelry. Below, I will walk you through step by step on how to stash your yarn. Grab a skein and let’s get started.
Step 1: Get Started
Log into your Ravelry account and you’ll be on the main page.
At the very top menu in “my notebook” you will see a drop down menu, click on stash.
Step 2: add to your stash
This is what your stash list will look like.
As you can see, I’ve added a bunch of yarn previously. If you are just starting out, your list will be blank.
To start click on “add to stash”
Step 3: Start filling out info about the yarn
Where did you buy it?
What is the yarn called ?
What it the yarn company’s name?
Ravelry has a yarn database and will auto fill some the info in when you start typing.
Hit continue when you are done.
Step 4: choose the best match from the suggested yarns.
With the basic info you added In step 3, Ravelry will pull options for you from its database. Pick the one that best suits your yarn.
Step 5: the details
This is where you can add photos of yarn, add the number of skeins, colourway, dye lot etc.
None of it is mandatory but, the more you fill out the easier it will be for you in the long run.
You may notice the weights and yardage is already filled out.
When you selected a yarn in step 4 the database filled out some the info for you. Pretty cool, huh?
Don’t forget to save! If you have a different colourway of the same yarn , you can use the button at the bottom that says ” add a colourway”. A new page will appear with all the exact same info as the skein we just did, but you just change the color. This will save you lots of time.
Repeat these steps until you’ve added all the yarns from your stash.
For some of you this may take a long time but, trust me it’s so worth it.
In future posts, I will be showing you how to add yarn to project lists (queues) and find patterns that match the yarn in your stash.
I will be spending the next week redoing my yarn stash on Ravelry. My stash is substainlly smaller and it needs some serious updating.
If you have additional questions or tips on how to stash your yarn you can comment on this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading!